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'Test and treat': large study fails to show an impact on new HIV infections

The first major research study of ‘test and treat’ as a public health intervention to report its final results has found that the strategy failed to reduce

Published
5 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Australia adopts ambitious plan to use PrEP to ‘virtually eliminate’ HIV by 2020

Australia plans an ambitious programme of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provision for gay men at high risk of HIV, with the aim of ‘virtually eliminating’ HIV in the

Published
21 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP researchers now focusing on the best ways to get PrEP to people who need it

Speaking to a meeting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) yesterday, ahead of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), Chris Beyrer, president of the International AIDS Society,

Published
18 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Putting a quarter for HIV prevention firmly on the global agenda

The newly launched a quarter for HIV prevention campaign, which calls for investment in effective prevention programmes to be increased to at least 25% of global HIV resources, is gathering momentum.

Published
18 July 2016
From
UNAIDS
WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

The World Health Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It is also signalling the growing emergence of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance and the need for sustainable financing of the global response.

Published
17 July 2016
From
WHO
AVAC Report 2016: Big Data Real People

This year’s AVAC Report takes on one of the most urgent issues facing biomedical HIV prevention today: gaps in the type and quality of data collected on prevention for HIV-negative people. Globally, the number of new HIV infections is not declining. In the places where gains have been made, continued progress is not guaranteed. Fixing core problems with how prevention data are collected and reported is key to slowing the rate of new cases of HIV.

Published
15 July 2016
From
AVAC
South Africa ushers in a new era for HIV

The country has developed the biggest programme of antiretroviral therapy in the world. Now scientists are exploring the long-term consequences of the drugs.

Published
14 July 2016
From
Nature
Sex education in schools 'unfit' for smartphone generation, survey finds

Half of 914 people aged 16-24 surveyed by Terrence Higgins Trust rated sex education they received as poor or terrible.

Published
13 July 2016
From
The Guardian
UNAIDS warns that after significant reductions, declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are rising in some regions

Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children were reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997. However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years. The report outlines what is needed to step up prevention efforts.

Published
12 July 2016
From
UNAIDS
Despite epidemic, Russia cracks down on HIV activists

In recent weeks, authorities added two leading HIV-prevention groups to a "foreign agents" blacklist, as a broader crackdown on independent civil society hits the battle against HIV.

Published
07 July 2016
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Economic Times
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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